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Two Arrested After Shootout in Idaho Falls Temple Parking Lot

Two Arrested After Shootout in Idaho Falls Temple Parking Lot

Two men have been arrested after reportedly shooting at one another during an altercation that took place outside the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to news outlets, 28-year-old Austin Kuck went to confront 23-year-old Frederick Free because he believed Free had taken part in a recent break-in at his home. The …

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California Man Arrested After Vandalizing Roof of Latter-day Saint Chapel

California Man Arrested After Vandalizing Roof of Latter-day Saint Chapel

A man was arrested in Modesto, California, after climbing onto the roof of a Latter-day Saint chapel and causing intentional damage. The man ripped off multiple stucco roof tiles and threw them. He told police officers he was having a “frustrating time” and surrendered peacefully after officers gave him some soda and cigarettes. The damage is estimated to be minimal …

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Two Men Arrested in Connection to Shooting of Alabama Missionary

Two Men Arrested in Connection to Shooting of Alabama Missionary

Two men have been arrested after the nearly-fatal shooting of a Latter-day Saint missionary in Alabama. On December 3, Elder Michael Fauber, 18, of Dayton, Ohio, was shot multiple times at a church gymnasium during a game of basketball. The attack was unprovoked and the assailant fled. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, with help from the United States Marshal’s Service, …

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Temple Square Security Guards Threatened By Man with Knife

According to KSL.com, a man with a knife threatened four security guards at Temple Square on Thursday night and was subsequently arrested. Daniel Aaron Vanadore, 28, was on Temple Square and “making unreasonable noises” according to the police affidavit. When four security guards attempted to escort Vanadore off the property, he pulled out a knife and charged at the officers. …

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6 Latter-day Saint Missionaries Held at Gunpoint in Utah

6 Latter-day Saint Missionaries Held at Gunpoint in Utah

According to a news report from local Utah news station KSL, six Latter-day Saint missionaries experienced a harrowing situation Thursday night when a man they were teaching pointed a gun at them and refused to let them leave. The incident occurred in West Valley City, Utah, at approximately 8:30 p.m. The missionaries, who have not been identified, visited 45-year-old Paul …

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St. George Temple Vandalized, Perpetrator Arrested

St. George Temple Vandalized Early Saturday Morning

In the early morning hours this Saturday, a man broke a window and entered the St. George Utah Temple. In a statement from LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins, “He then proceeded to the fifth floor of the temple, damaging furniture, artwork and other items along the way. After causing additional damage on the fifth floor, he was contained by temple …

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